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Release date: 6/6/11

*** Press Release ***

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), which operates the Municipal Railway (Muni), today announced that all Youth discount pass customers must switch to Clipper by August 1. The Agency will continue its special Clipper card sign-up events throughout June to help Youth pass customers get signed up.

The Youth Clipper card events will be held each weekday in June at SFMTA’s Customer Service Office at 11 South Van Ness. In addition, events will be held at select retailers and at the June 12 Sunday Streets event. The dates, times and specific locations of these events are listed on the SFMTA Clipper card events page.

At these sign up events, youths (5 to 17) or their parents or guardians may apply for Youth Clipper cards by completing an application and showing proof of age. These customers will receive their cards by mail.

The paper version of the Youth monthly pass will be discontinued as of August 1. Sales of the July Youth paper pass will be limited to 11 SFMTA retailers.

One of the following must be shown to validate identification and proof of age:

  • Birth certificate
  • State-Issued Driver’s License
  • State-Issued Identification Card
  • Passport
  • San Francisco City ID Card
  • Matricula Consular/Consular Identification Card
  • Alien Registration/Permanent Resident Card
  • School Identification Card

In addition to the special sign up events sponsored by the SFMTA, youths or their parents or guardians may apply and receive their Clipper card on-site at the Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s Clipper In-Person Customer Service Centers. These centers are located at the Mezzanine level of the Embarcadero BART/Muni Station and at the Bay Crossing Storefront in the Ferry Building.

For more information on the Clipper card, please visit Muni customers can learn more about using the Clipper card on Muni and the transition to Clipper by visiting

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